French: Râle à bec peint German: Goldschnabel-Sumpfhuhn Spanish: Polluela picopinta
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
N. e. olivascens
C. Chubb, 1917 – E Colombia, Venezuela and the Guianas very locally through Brazil to C & E Peru#R, N & E Bolivia, NW Argentina and Paraguay; also Costa Rica and Panama, where status unclear.
N. e. erythrops
(P. L. Sclater, 1867) – coastal Ecuador#R, W Peru#R and Galapagos Is.
18–20 cm; 2 males 51 and 67g, 2 females 43 and 61g, 3 unsexed 55–70 (62)g. Sexes alike; underwing-coverts white, often barred with black. Very similar to... read more
Song a long, gradually accelerating series of up to 36 staccato somewhat yelping "kjek"... read more
Reedbeds, lagoons, grassy marshes, rank grass, wet to dry pastures, rice fields, corn fields,... read more
Food and feeding
Very little information available. Known to feed on Diplopoda, insects (including Coleoptera) and seeds (including grass seeds). Takes... read more
Venezuela, breeding condition Jul; Galapagos, Nov–Feb. In NE Brazil, clutch of 5 eggs laid during late Mar; in another nest eggs... read more
No evidence for regular movements, but many records outside normal range indicative of either... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Status in some areas difficult to assess: species very furtive and difficult to observe, but often flies when disturbed. Status... read more
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